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Say this for college football: it’s always something. Except for Notre Dame. Against Michigan, the Irish showed a whole lot of nothing. Whether Notre Dame is constantly overrated remains a hot talking point within the college football community and the blasting this team took in Ann Arbor will only fuel it. But that’s not the only storyline from Week 9. For the third straight week, a top-10 team lost to an unranked opponent. With Oklahoma being the latest favorite to be upset, what does that mean for the Sooners (and the Big 12) as the College Football Playoff picture starts to come into focus? Weeks like these always lead to overreactions, and that’s OK. We are creatures of the moment. Overreactions are just as much a part of the game as touchdowns. So with Saturday’s action mostly in the books, let’s look at the biggest overreactions from the action and how absurd — or completely warranted — they might be. Notre Dame is nowhere near a top-10 team: Regardless of what happens the rest of the season, it’s hard to disagree here. Getting slapped 45-14 by Michigan is a bad, bad look. To total 180 yards of offense at three yards per play in the driving rain would be understandable if the Wolverines didn’t have one of their best offensive outputs of the season. And Michigan has struggled to find itself offensively this year. The Irish will probably still win nine or maybe 10 games, but I’m not sure how you can give them a New Year’s Six bowl slot if they lost to the two best teams they faced this season. (On a related note, coach Brian Kelly falls to 4-12 in true ro
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